February 2004 - Posts
Way back I was undecided as to wether to buy a dedicated MP3 player or upgrade my phone to a device that can play music. After playing with Ollies SPV I decided on the Orange phone and bought a decent (or so I thought) sized SD card (256mb). Unfortunately I have found 256mb even with WMA is simply not enough so on my brothers recommendation I have gone for a Creative Labs Jukebox Zen Xtra 30GB.
I have only just started copying music and have managed to fill it up. Hmmm, will have to be a bit more choosey. Sorry Mr Osbourne, so long Ms Morrisette.
If anyone out there has one of these machines I heartily recommend Red Chair softwares Notmad - not only is it better at managing the device (good drag and drop support in explorer) but it also comes with a web server and application to allow your colleagues to view and stream the music using their web browser.
They say eventually your past always catches up to you ;O) My first ever boss has just contacted me (http://bsdbox.homeunix.com). Even though he seems to be an open
soressource advocate he happened across some of my on-line wibblings and dropped me an email. Without getting too sentimental I think it is worth acknowledging the people who helped you get to where you are (or apportion blame, either/or!). As my first boss when I was at the tender age of 16, things he said and did could have had many positive or negative repercussions. Thankfully he was a good boss and I kinda turned out OK ;O)
You will I am sure either be in a situation like Rob was, have been already or will be in your future career. What you say or do consciously or inadvertently will stay with the person you choose to mentor long after the moment has gone. Like the proverbial butterfly flapping its wings, you could either create a natural disaster or help someone in a really beneficial way. I thank Rob that he didn't damage me too much, though he may regret what I have turned into ;O)
Pretty cool computer quotes
"I have a spelling checker It came with my PC; It plainly marks four my
revue Mistakes I cannot sea. I've run this poem threw it, I'm sure your
pleased too no, Its letter perfect in it's weigh, My checker tolled me sew."
- Janet Minor
"Technology is dominated by two types of people: those who understand what
they do not manage, and those who manage what they do not understand."
- Putt's Law
"A problem well stated is a problem half solved."
I am writing a new article and would like to review http://www.proposalkit.com/ and the web design business kit http://www.sitepoint.com/books/freelance1/ I would love to hear from anyone with any opinions of these or related products. And of course a free review copy would be welcomed also!
I have been wanting to do this for a long while. My favourite font is lazydog (check out the article where I use it to demonstrate loading a truetype font with gdi+ http://aspalliance.com/articleViewer.aspx?aId=318&pId=1 ) and I really love "handwriting" fonts (but not comic sans!). Now I get to have my own handwriting as a font it's just too much to resist :O)
When I have had a go I will update my blog to tell you how it turns out - $9 is not too much to risk even if it's pants ;O)
Thanks to Garrett Serack
and Dennis Ouellette
it seems a bit more positive about my "getting my arse to canada" prospects so my next question is what are the top web agencies in Canada (not for a minute saying they will accept my CV but you might as well start at the top!). :OD
What is the job market like in Canada at the moment? I am pretty fed-up with the UK and am thinking it is time to check out my birth place - gotta be better than here, right? I have googled and such but not found much out.
Anyone any idea if being born in Canada makes me auomatically Canadian too? Only documentation I have seen says I needed to have been born after 1977 which is 3 years out for me :O( My wife has been trying to find things out through official channels but helpfully immigration services have a premium-rate voicemail service rather than any sort of helpful human being.